Texas News

Ron Paul is returning to South Carolina as part of a fundraising effort for state Sen. Tom Davis. Paul is expected to participate in an event for the Republican on Monday night in Columbia. The Texas congressman was in South Carolina just before the state's GOP presidential...
Investigators say a woman has been killed and a girl hurt by a falling pine tree in a Houston-area neighborhood. The Harris County Constable's Office says the accident happened Sunday night during a family gathering in a backyard. Authorities say the tree was outside the fence...
A Senate committee was expected to approve a bill Thursday that would keep eight Texas Air National Guard cargo transport planes in the state. Texas' congressional delegation and several Gulf Coast states' governors have been fighting a proposal to move the C-130 Hercules planes...
A sheriff says a West Texas deputy has been shot and killed and a standoff continues with a suspect. Reagan County Sheriff Jeff Garner said Thursday that a male suspect was barricaded in a house in Big Lake. Garner says the standoff began around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday and continued...
Two Houston police officers have been relieved of duty after being charged in an undercover drug investigation. Police say Officer German Ramos and Officer Kendrick Ferguson were arrested Wednesday. Both are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to...
A South Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison in a drug smuggling case linked to fishing boats. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Wednesday sentenced 40-year-old Julio Alberto Chapa. Chapa in May pleaded guilty to conspiracy to smuggle marijuana...
A military jury will hear evidence for sentencing of a Texas Air Force basic training instructor charged in a sex scandal surrounding instructors at the base. The jury of seven commissioned Air Force officers, including two women, will begin hearing evidence Thursday at Lackland...
A substitute school bus driver in Southeast Texas has been accused in the May death of a pedestrian hit by the vehicle. Police reviewed bus and nearby store video and allege the driver was reading some unidentified papers in her lap. An affidavit says 50-year-old Gwendolyn Joyce...
A North Texas felon has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for torching his estranged wife's car. A judge in Fort Worth sentenced Roy Robertson Mallard Jr. Jurors earlier convicted the Fort Worth man of arson in the September 2010 incident. Prosecutors say Mallard had left...